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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.63-M, April 2021
Eligibility And Enrollment
Chapter 10
Section 1.1
Eligibility Requirements For TRICARE Beneficiaries
Issue Date:  September 9, 1993
Authority:  32 CFR 199.3
1.1  Individuals who are determined by the applicable Uniformed Service as meeting the TRICARE eligibility requirements under 32 CFR 199.3 will be shown as eligible on the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). The DEERS record will indicate the dates of eligibility. Except for newborns, the DEERS record must indicate the dates eligible for TRICARE.
1.2  The contractor shall consider the newborn eligible if the newborn beneficiary’s date of birth is within 365 calendar days of the contractor’s eligibility query to DEERS.
1.3  Same-sex spouses and their family members of Uniformed Service members are eligible for TRICARE. The effective date of coverage is June 26, 2013, or the date of eligibility as reflected in DEERS, whichever is later.
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